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Three Quarter Ale
|Origin||Atlanta, Georgia, United States|
|Genres||Folk rock, Madrigals|
|Years active||2004 - Present|
|Labels||Absolute Music, Tinker's Wagon Music|
|Members||Ariana Pellayle (Becky Cormier)|
Rosemary Quench (Rivka Levin)
Wicked Pete Speakeasy (Dolph Amick)
Three Quarter Ale is an American band from Atlanta, Georgia, that is known for its performances at local Renaissance fairs (in full 17th-century dress and speech). It is composed of "character" members Ariana Pellayle (played by Becky Cormier), Rosemary Quench (played by Rivka Levin), and Wicked Pete Speakeasy (played by Dolph Amick). Their sound has been described as "Ren-Rock" and "Filk", and they combine sounds of modern folk and rock-n-roll with 17th-century madrigals, in an attempt to replicate a 17th-century Celtic feel, not dissimilar to that of the band Peter, Paul and Mary, who are among their many influences.
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|2003||Three Quarter Ale|
US Release Date: June 17, 2003
US Release Date: November 15, 2006
|2010||Shall We Gather by the Fire|
US Release Date: October 31, 2010
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